I must admit we felt a bit in the dark with this booking. No reviews and the photos a bit iffy. The location was a little unclear but we did know it was a front line apartment. We have not booked directly vis TA before but do use it a great deal. So we are glad to report the booking was seamless and the apartment beyond our expectations.
We were not booking or paying for a five star apartment, but did want somewhere with a view, some life around us and a pool. We got all of that and more.
This is our first year holidaying with just our youngest daughter, her 19 year old sis off doing her own thing, so we needed more than our usual secluded villa. This was it - a nice apartment, great view from terrace and all windows, comfy seating, plenty of space for the 3 of us, plus use of the lovely Marina Hotel pool facilities which are about 200 metres away.
What was great for us was having the quiter but still lively facilities of the marina immediately outside - there are about 10 restuarants, maybe another 5 bars, plus a few shops. Perfect for evening meals or drinks watching the sun go down or just people watching as they walk along the front. A lovely ten minute walk across a pedestrian bridge and along the river will take you into the centre of Lagos old town, with cobbled streets, bars restaurants and shops. We made good use of many restaurants - reviews also on TA.
The apartment itself was comfortably furnished, had everything we needed bar a cheesegrater and was very private - no noise incursion from neighbors and being top floor, no dragging chairs etc from above. It also had a private parking space in the secure underground garage.
Negatives: a couple - 44 steps up to the apartment would limit some, no issue for us. The seagulls can be noisy and leave the occasional deposit, and the power regularly trips out (reset is simple) when using the oven. Other than that, this apartment was ideal for us and made for a different and very enjoyable holiday.
Many thanks to Carlos (the agent), and to TA for making this possible.
The Millers - stayed 10 nights 10-20 July 2017
Pictures show: internal stairs, view of top landing, lounge area and view from balcony
The location was at the Marina with restaurants and hotel pool on your doorstep, and a short stroll along river to cross footbridge into old town. You can either walk to the beaches, along the river or get a little 'train' E3:50 very close to apartment, that drives to many locations including very pretty coves. The view was lovely but either too hot or too windy to spend time on deck. Undercover parking, plenty of room - the second double bed was two singles together. Carlos was very helpful and prompt. We'd stay again!